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First Nations Public Library Week celebrated Sept. 30

The library will host a special program, in partnership with the Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle, to celebrate First Nations Public Library Week. Visit the Mill Street Library on Monday, September 30 at 1 p.m. to hear a special presentation by local Elder Karen Vandenberg on the residential school system. Karen will also share the story “Shin-chi’s Canoe” by Nicola Campbell and Kim LaFlave.

As September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, participants are encouraged to wear orange. Orange Shirt Day, an event launched in 2013, is designed to educate people and promote awareness about the residential school system and the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada. It is held annually on September 30 with individuals being encouraged to wear an orange shirt.

First Nations Public Library Week (September 29 to October 5) is an opportunity for libraries across Canada to host programs and highlight First Nations resources in library collections. In 2019, First Nations Public Library Week will promote the theme of Revitalizing Indigenous Languages, complementing the 2019 UN International Year of Indigenous Languages.

The Orangeville Public Library offers a wide range of programs for children, youth and adults. For more information regarding the Orangeville Public Library and upcoming events, visit www.orangevillelibrary.ca, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or call 519-941-0610. A Visit Will Get You Thinking.

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Contact:

Darla Fraser, CEO, Orangeville Public Library                                                 

519-941-0610 Ext. 5222                                                                

[email protected]